Professional training with DAPA

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This article is sponsored content brought to you by the Dental Assistants Professional Association.

At the Dental Assistants Professional Association (DAPA), we have provided the dental industry with professional training for over 65 years and have been a Government Registered Training Organisation since 2004. 

Why choose DAPA for your training? 

The Dental Assistants Professional Association has a practically applied approach to provide education and training in an informative and supportive way. Our skilled DAPA training team have extensive experience in the dental industry and have furthered their own education to be able to provide training solutions for our students. 

We are the peak industry association and set the industry standards based upon consultation with both dental sectors and allied health support. With our extensive experience in the dental industry, we are able to ensure that the delivery of our courses, is up to date and highly relevant to both the practical and procedural needs of the dental practice. 

Nationally Accredited Training: RTO 90424  & HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting 

  • advance your career and add to your skills 
  • Nationally recognised Vocational Qualification – this qualification provides you with the post nominal “CDA” – Certified Dental Assistant 
  • Great funding incentives to eligible students AND EMPLOYERS! * 

Our courses are 

  • conducted by highly experienced and well regarded trainer/assessors. 
  • provide distance learning options to suit each student making your training experience personal and manageable 
  • you have direct access to your own trainer for support and feedback. 
  • workplace practical assessments are conducted in your own dental practice 
  • we liaise directly with employers and supervisors to tailor training to the dental practice, and ensure quality delivery of relevant training 
  • Employers may also be eligible for federal funding incentives * 

Are you looking for staff? 

DAPA is approved (in NSW) to offer school based traineeships to year 10,11 and 12 students with regular work placement arranged at clinics. Contact us for more information on this excellent opportunity for career development. 

CPD Sessions 


Dental Practice Accreditation requires that all staff who have responsibility for reprocessing instruments are trained and competent to undertake those tasks. We provide qualified staff to visit your practice and deliver a 3 to 4 hour practical session to your team customised around your existing processes and equipment. 

  • no travel costs for staff 
  • comfort and safety of your own workplace 
  • practical demonstrations using your equipment and products, ensuring no time is wasted
  • ensure your staff are informed of the most recent infection prevention and control updates 
  • CPD certificates of attendance provided stating clinical hours 

DAPA has affiliation with the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC), Sterilisation Research and Advisory Council of Australia (NSW) Inc (SRACA) and Standards Australia, so information is up to date and accurate. 

ADDITIONAL CPD TOPICS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR – check the DAPA website for notification of upcoming topics. We are here to support your team.  

*Conditions apply 

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